What makes a good writer

What makes a good writer? – This appears to be a simple question, but the inner meaning of the question is vast. The answer for this question is difficult. A writer has the ability to reach a person’s mind through his/her writing. This might give a little hint what it might take to be a really good writer.

Let’s first look what writing actually is, and then we will try finding answer for the question – What makes a good writer. So what is writing? Some might say it is an art whereas others may call it a science. In the broader sense, writing is both an art and science. It is an art because of the various style aspects and because of the technical aspects that are used for writing, it is termed as science. The quality of a good writing is measured by the targeted audience – the more the audience the good the writing is. The other name of a writer is litterateur.

Now let’s look at what actually it takes to set foot as a real good writer. A good writer is one who can reach a reader’s mind easily and grab their attention. Intention of a good writer is to express his/her thoughts – not only just within the boundary of traditionalism but also beyond that. If the writer does not have feelings and passion, it will be difficult, rather impossible, to reach the audience and in turn to become a good writer. The goal of a good writer should be, to search the reality and bring it to the mass in a crisp and concise manner, which should be easy to understand for common man. If a writer can think the way a common man thinks, it would be easy to make an impression in common man’s heart and mind and also build a connect. In that way a writer’s writing would take the shape as if it is narrating a story which is no less than resembling the reality. A writer’s writing is considered successful, when the reader blends him/herself with the character of the story and started thinking as if it’s happening to him/her.

The characteristic of a good writer is to mold him/herself into mindset of the reader. A writer is considered good when his/her writings inspire the reader and motivates to a great extent. One of the biggest aspects of a writer is to present his/her expressions in a very simple, concise, crisp yet understandable language so that it will be easy for the reader to get engaged with the subject. And that would be termed as a success of a good writer. A writer considers good when his writings broadens a readers mentality, helps them bloom as a real human being and make them understand the proper meaning of the phrase man is a social animal. But yes, the writer him/herself should be broad-minded and ready to accept truth and reality with an open heart and mind. If one has to be a good writer, he has to be an open-minded and a good human being first. This article may help you getting a small answer for a vast question – What makes a good writer?

7 Roles in a Woman’s Life

Women are the pioneers of a nation and Indian culture attaches a great importance to women. It is difficult to think a sustainable development in a family without a woman in the house. There are number of roles that a woman plays in her life. Hence it won’t be wrong if we call them the super women. A woman plays multiple roles in her daily life – be it as wife, a mother, an administrator or a leader. From a mother to a wife to a businesswoman to a best friend – a woman is more than just the household queen. She sways in different areas of her life seamlessly. I tried to depict the 7 roles in a woman’s life, particularly in a household, in this post.

As a wife: As a wife she is not only a partner in the house but also a helpmate to her husband and a comrade. She sacrifices her personal ambitions and pleasures and focuses on setting standard of morality along with maintaining peace and order within the household. She plays a pivotal role in creating the environment for her husband to think more about the economic prosperity of the family. In short as a wife she is the inspiration to her husband for the high endeavors and the achievements in life. This is one of the most important one among the 7 roles in a woman’s life.

As mother:  A role of mother is the most important and challenging for a woman. The complete burden of child-bearing and a greater part of rearing a child is borne by the woman in the house. A mother takes the major responsibility to inculcate the sense of orderliness, discipline, honesty etc. in her child. The unconditional love that a mother gives to her child cannot be described in words.

As a daughter: Am sure many people will agree with me that a daughter is a bundle of joy in the household. The distinct aura and chirping nature of a daughter keep the household fill with joy and happiness. I would like to reiterate one thing that a daughter is as precious in the household as a son.

As a sister: As a sister she is your best friend. When a sister is elder she is more like a motherly figure to her siblings. On the other hand when she is a younger sister it is her innocent jokes, lively vibes and jovial nature make the home environment charming and vibrant. As a funny note she is a walking-talking ATM (Any Time Network) when it comes to family gossip.

As a daughter-in-law: This role of a woman comes with more of responsibility. When a woman comes to a house as a daughter-in-law there would be sky high expectation of the members of the house. It is her nature of adaptability that makes her to get adjusted to the new environment, leaving her childhood home, and make the new house her own. This role, according to me, shows how much patient and adaptive a woman can be.

As a friend: Friends play very vital role in our life. A woman’s another role in her life is as a friend. A woman is a friend to whom you can lean on when you are sad, a friend with whom you can share your happy moments and a friend who can guide you through the right path when you are puzzled. If you have a friend who is a jovial and understanding there is nothing like it.

As a grandmother: The most affectionate role that a woman plays is of a grandmother towards her grandchildren. Her loving shelter is the place where you would find the safest place to get away from your father’s anger. She is always at the disposal of her grandchild and is always ready to listen to the concerns. She is the loving medium when you want to put forward a special request to your parents.

As a whole I would like to conclude that a woman is the super power who plays multiple roles in the society and household. The multi-tasking nature of a woman is commendable and that inspired me to curate this post – 7 Roles in a Woman’s Life. There are many others apart from these 7 roles in a woman’s life. It is her adaptive, patient and multi-tasking nature that deserves a big round of applause!!

7 World Cuisines I Like

Good food has always been a weakness for me. I’m a big foodie and love to eat different kinds of food and cuisines. I love tasting the local cuisines whenever I go on a travel to get the experience of different kinds of local cuisine. Since I’ve traveled different parts of India, I’ve tasted many regional cuisines of those places. Yes of course some there were some dishes I did not like but that did not hold me back to taste different cuisines. This post is about 7 world cuisines that are close to my taste buds. I tried these seven cuisines in some or the other specialty restaurants in my city itself and did not have to travel to those countries to try out the cuisines.

Indian Cuisine: This post would not be enough to completely describe India cuisine. The diverse variety of taste makes it unique from the rest of the cuisine. The varieties of Indian cuisine ranges from flat-tasted recipes to very rich and spicy ones. Whether you want to have veg or non-veg delicacies both will give immense pleasure to your taste buds. The India cuisine tops my list of 7 world cuisines

Chinese Cuisine: I’m a big fan of Chinese cuisine and hence have included this in my list of 7 world cuisines. I take trips to Chinese specialty restaurants pretty often or may be order it home too. There are eight Chinese cuisines that ranges from light and sweet delicacies from Jiangsu or Zhejiang provinces to hot and spicy delicacies from Sichuan or Hunan provinces. I’m not very fond of sweet delicacies and I generally choose delicacies that are hot and spicy.

Thai Cuisine: Thai cuisines carry a great blend of detail, balance and variety. You can get lightly prepared dishes as well as highly aromatic and spicy ones in Thai cuisine. There is no room for simplicity in Thai cuisines. According to Thai chef McDang Thai cuisines demonstrate intricacy, texture, color, attention to detail and taste. He also stresses that the ingredients that are used in Thai recipes not just give them great taste but are of medicinal benefits as well.

Italian Cuisine: When we talk about Italian cuisine – the two most popular names that come to our mind are pizza and pasta. But there are many other stuffs in Italian cuisine too. You can see notable regional diversity in the Italian cuisine, especially from the north and south Italy. Coffee has become a major staple element in Italian cuisine, especially espresso. The main characteristic of Italian cuisine is the simplicity of the dish. Many of the Italian delicacies have only four to eight ingredients. However, that does not compromise on the taste of the dishes.

Continental Cuisine: Continental cuisine is the food type that is eaten in the European countries. The process of cooking and the ingredients used in this cuisine makes it different from the other cuisines. The main ingredients in Continental cuisine include thyme, oregano, rosemary, cheese and the most important one is olive oil. And the processes that are primarily used for cooking is fast cooking or baking.

Spanish Cuisine: Spanish cuisines are highly influenced by the regional cuisines of Spain with particular historical processes that shaped the culture as well as the society in those regions. The ingredients used in Spanish cuisines and also the cooking process are greatly influenced by the climate and geography of the country. There are great number of traditional Spanish meals. Andalucia, Balearic, Cantabria, La Rioja, Madrid and Valencia are few among them.

Indonesian Cuisine: Indonesian cuisines are regarded as one of the most colorful and vibrant cuisines in the world. The Indonesian cuisines are highly diverse and full of intense flavors. Rice, wheat and starchy tubers like potato, sweet potato, yam etc. are the staples in Indonesia. You can see usage of spices like nutmeg or mace, pandan leaves, clove, galangal and keluwak in Indonesian cuisines, which are the native spices of Indonesia.

These are the 7 world cuisines in my list of liking. I’ve tasted all these 7 cuisines personally. It’s not only that I had visited the specialty restaurants to taste these cuisines, I’ve prepared some or the other dishes from each of the cuisines.

My List of 7 Movies

This topic is very close to my heart. Movies – this name itself carries a great importance to me. I can call myself a movie freak and my weekends are never complete without movies. I love watching movies. Am sure there numerous people on this earth who love watching movies and of course their tastes differ. It is not necessary that the move that one person likes would be liked by the others. It’s completely a personal choice. This post is about my list of 7 movies.

I’ve seen many movies till date and to be honest the language never became a barrier to enjoy a great movie. I’ve watched movies in German, Korean, Spanish, Cantonese, French and many others in terms of international language. Likewise I’ve watched many movies in Indian regional languages too. You might be thinking do I know so many languages – not at all. Subtitles were there for the rescue. The aim behind the post is to share my list of 7 movies with all the movie lovers.

Perfume: This movies one of my personal favorites. This psychological thriller is a completely different one in this genre. I’ve seen many psychological thrillers but this movies is at a different level for me. The way the story is depicted of a psycho guy who is mad about scent and searching for that one scent is commendable.

Pearl Harbor: I think this movie has been in the favorite list of many of the movie lovers. The incredible direction blended with excellent camera work makes this movie a treat to watch. The love triangle is the added punch to this drama.

Titanic: Who can forget this James Cameron movie? I remember I was in school when this movie was released. The movies is beyond words for me. I still love watching Titanic even today. I cannot change my TV channel if this move is airing.

3 Idiots: This fun, drama movies is one of the greatest movies in the recent times. 3 Idiots surely will make you remember your college days. Though the movie is fun, it gives a great learning as well.

Sholay: The greatest movie of all time for me. The action scenes in Sholay are just beyond description. It is a 1975 movie and that time movie with so much happening stuffs was beyond imagination. I still love watching this movies whenever it comes on TV.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge: A romantic classic of the 1990’s. This is another movie that is very close to my heart. The special call out for this movie is the music of this movie. The songs still rule the hearts of the music lovers.

The Others: I love watching horror movies and The Others is one of those horror movies that I can’t forget. More than a plot it is the mood of the movie that attracted me. The acting of Nicole Kidman along with her two children is just awesome.

I had highlighted seven movies that are on my list – though there are many others which I enjoyed and cherished watching – these seven I thought would be apt for this post.

7 days of Blogging

7 days of blogging – this is the topic I thought to start with in the #Barathon, edition 2. The fortnight-long blogging marathon by Blog-A-Rhythm is going to be fun for sure. I always loved writing and I think this would be a great platform and of course a great enthusiasm for me to carry on with my passion. When I came across the #Barathon, edition 2 I was a bit sceptical as to whether I should take this up and register myself. There was a question in my mind – will I be able to complete the challenge? Even though I would take up the challenge, what topics should I choose to write? I gave a thought for couple of days and finally decided to join in the race for #Barathon, edition 2. Magically many topics ran through my mind and here I’m with my first post in the arena.

The idea of 7 days of blogging marathon is a kick-ass idea in itself. If you are enthusiastic about blogging this idea will surely give you the push to be a part of it. I’m very much excited about this #Barathon, edition 2 and hence started preparing my posts for the activity. This will actually be a testing for me to come out of my comfort zone. The moment I decided to take up this challenge I decided this as well that I need to complete the challenge by posting on all the 7 days and I’m highly positive that I’m going to do that.

Another excitement for me about this 7 days of blogging marathon is that I’ll have the opportunity of reading exciting posts of many other fellow and talented bloggers. I love reading blogs and do not restrict myself to any particular niche. I read blogs from every genre be it food, travel, lifestyle etc. I’m pretty excited about the blogging marathon am sure everyone else too who have already registered for the challenge. Looking forward to have an exciting fortnight of blogging!!